Soldier Roni Levi.
(photo credit: SPECIAL IN UNIFORM)
The Jerusalem Post Annual Conference announced that it will award its Social Affairs Prize for 2016 to the orgization Special in Uniform at its annual conference in New York on May 22.
Special in Uniform is a very unique program, now operating in partnership with the Jewish National Fund (JNF). It integrates young people with autism and other disabilities into the Israel Defense Forces (IDF) and, in turn, into Israeli society. Its core belief is that everyone belongs and has the right to reach his or her full potential.
Special in Uniform focuses on the unique talents of each individual participant to help find a job within the IDF that is a perfect fit for their skills and helping keep Israel safe and secure.
Special in Uniform is changing the fabric of Israeli society, helping to create a more caring and inclusive society in Israel by promoting Inclusion of people with disabilities in the IDF at a national level.
Col. (Res.) Ariel Almog, the co-founder of Special in Uniform, along with Roni Levy, a soldier in Special in Uniform, will receive the award in the presence of ministers, MKs, heads of major Jewish organizations and Israeli economic leaders at the Post’s annual conference.
Link to the conference registration page:https://members.jpost.com/nyc2016.aspx